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Window Washers: Problem continues, writes Yusuf Abramjee

I recently highlighted the problem of window washers.  Very little, if nothing, has been done about this problem. I again urge, especially the City of Johannesburg, to address this issue with urgency. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Window washers have become a real nuisance at many intersections in especially Johannesburg. I am often inundated with […]

As the festive season approaches, we need to be extra vigilant. Criminals will continue trying their luck, writes Yusuf Abramjee

Criminals will continue trying their luck in the run-up and during the festive season. We all need to be vigilant. Remember, criminals don’t go on holiday. They will do what it takes to rob you of your hard earned cash. This weekend again saw a series of violent robberies including farm attacks.  The levels of […]

Join hands to #MakeSASafe and end abuse: The Star today

TODAY is day four of 16 days of ac­tivism to end vi­o­lence against women and chil­dren. We salute In­de­pen­dent Me­dia for bring­ing us the har­row­ing true sto­ries be­hind the sta­tis­tics. Don’t look away! We have to all join hands and act to end gen­der-based vi­o­lence. Far too many women are abused and vi­o­lated ev­ery day. […]

Let’s salute all the good cops, writes Yusuf Abramjee

We are quick to criticize the police when they mess up and rightly so. But, we must also be quick to support and praise the men and women in blue when they do good and serve us well. Police constantly make breakthroughs – thanks to the hard work of dedicated cops.  Yesterday, Police Minister, Fikile […]

We need a professional police service, writes Yusuf Abramjee

We need a professional police service and we need it now! Many cases fall apart in court because of inefficiency. This cannot be allowed. A report suggests that “only a fraction of autopsies at South Africa’s busiest mortuary are attended by police, seriously jeopardising the state’s chance of successful prosecutions in thousands of cases of shooting […]